Entryway kiosk will encourage learning to swim at Muscatine Aquatic Center

[Submitted Photo]

Swimming at Weed Park has been a summer’s tradition in Muscatine for decades. Generations of youth and adults alike have learned the lifelong skill of swimming at the Muscatine Aquatic Center and in years past at the original Weed Park Pool.

That is where Lucille Friedan taught children to swim in the 1940s and 1950s. To honor her life and legacy, her family has kindly donated funds to the Muscatine Aquatic Center to support swimming for our local youth today.

Information detailing American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim classes will be prominently displayed in the entryway kiosk purchased with the funds donated. Alongside class offerings will be information on programs for free and reduced Family Swim Passes, reduced entry passes for Muscatine children and support for swim lessons.

Muscatine Parks and Recreation staff would like to extend their gratitude to the family of Lucille Friedan for supporting safe swimming at the Muscatine Aquatic Center for decades to come.

For more information on Aquatic programs, please contact the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department at (563) 263-0241.